LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Louisville Metro police stopped a car for a traffic violation, but things they found inside the vehicle led to the arrest of the driver.
Around 10:10 p.m. June 16, officers stopped a car in the 3400 block of W. Muhammad Ali Boulevard because it didn't have a rear view mirror. The driver, Angela L. Johnson, 47, was unable to give officers a current proof of insurance card.
Johnson gave officers permission to search the car and they found a pipe and several other items used to smoke crack cocaine. Police also found a folder containing social security cards, birth certificates and other confidential documents belonging to another person. Johnson told police the document had been given to her by a friend and were going to be used to obtain guardianship of a mentally handicapped 18 year old woman.
Police said Johnson told them she worked for Maryhurst and was planning to take the documents to the Social Security office the next morning to obtain benefits on behalf of the woman. When officers tried to verify her employment with Maryhurst, Johnson recanted her statement and told police she was not employed anywhere and had no state authorization to have custody of the woman whose documents she had possession of.
When she was searched, Johnson was found to have the Metro Card of a high ranking employee with Louisville Metro Emergency Medical Services. Police said the card, which grants access to restricted Metro Government buildings, had not been reported stolen.
Johnson said she was not licensed by the state to provide care for a handicapped dependant and said she was given permission by her friend.
Police arrested Johnson for theft of identity and possession of drug paraphernalia, along with two traffic charges.
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